Crime An African-American takes up a key New York police station

02:40  30 october  2020
02:40  30 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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En devenant cheffe des patrouilles, Juanita Holmes sera à la tête de 77 commissariats et de la majorité des policiers new-yorkais (illustration). © Photo by Scott Roth / Invision / AP By becoming head of patrols, Juanita Holmes will be in charge of 77 police stations and most of the New York police - Yorker (illustration).

Juanita Holmes has been appointed to one of the key positions in the New York Police Department. A promotion that comes in a very difficult context for the police with the Black Lives Matter movement.

With our correspondent in New York, Loubna Anaki

This is one of the most prestigious positions in the NYPD. By becoming head of patrols, Juanita Holmes will be in charge of 77 police stations and the majority of New York police. A first for a black woman in the city police. Knowing that she was already the most senior woman in the department.

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This promotion, which is part of a series of reforms within the NYPD, is crucial. Beyond the historical symbol, it intervenes in a troubled period for the American police forces, and the NYPD in particular. After months of protests against racism and police violence in the country, during which the New York police have sometimes been criticized, accused of brutality.

In recent months, with the rise in crime, many also accuse the police and powerful New York unions that support Donald Trump of intentionally easing off to allow crime to increase. To all this must be added the budget cuts caused by the economic crisis.

Juanita Holmes, who takes office this Friday, has promised to do everything to restore the confidence of New Yorkers in their police. In particular, she wants to strengthen community policing and investment in the city's various communities.

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